Despite not winning an Oscar, Angela Bassett, who played Queen Ramonda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” has won many hearts. At the Oscars on Sunday night, Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors, co-stars in “Creed III,” presented the Best Cinematography award and took a moment to appreciate the actress.
Angela Bassett’s reaction to Jamie Lee Curtis’ name being called…you can tell how much that Oscar would have meant to her. she is, was, and always will be incredible. I better see her on that stage SOON pic.twitter.com/oHDfuDUksG— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) March 13, 2023
According to ET Canada, the duo said, “Hey Auntie, we love you,” while Bassett looked stunning in a purple dress. Although Bassett was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Marvel sequel, the award went to Jamie Lee Curtis for her movie, “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Bassett was captured on camera giving an underwhelmed response after she lost the award, and many Twitter users noted her reaction. “@SpenceAlthouse” commented on Bassett’s response, saying, “You can tell how much that Oscar would have meant to her.
She is, was, and always will be incredible. I better see her on that stage SOON.” The Independent reported that Bassett was the first actor to be nominated for an Oscar from a Marvel movie, and she was first nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for her movie, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
Bassett expressed her gratitude for having her family by her side for this big moment. She was accompanied by her husband, Courtney B. Vance, and their twins, Bronwyn and Slater, as reported by ET. Her daughter also wore a purple gown just like her mother’s. “It was up to me. She said it was my day. And I thought she looked stunning in it. And she’s my little princess.”
Angela Bassett’s reaction hurts me #Oscars 🙁 pic.twitter.com/wUgwJ5TWBA— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 13, 2023
Bassett was hoping to win on Sunday, and it’s something her children felt was “long overdue.” “I just think it’s long overdue, and I really want to see her be honored the way that I know she should be,” Slater shared. “And so this will mean a lot to me, and I know it’ll mean even more to her, so, I’m waiting, I’m waiting, and I’m ready for it.”
Bassett shared in a statement when she was nominated for the movie, “Wakanda Forever’s Queen Ramonda is a character that touched my spirit because she is a mother and a leader who must care for her grieving nation as much as she cares for her family in mourning. Ramonda is a love letter that reflects and acknowledges what we women do every day.
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors gave a shout out to Angela Bassett at the #Oscars.— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) March 13, 2023
“Hey Auntie, we love you.” ♥️ pic.twitter.com/NwMn0HkbTl
There was so much to unpack as an actress because it’s brilliant storytelling, alongside a wealth of talent in front of and behind the camera.” Unfortunately, Bassett did not win an award, but the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” won a total of seven awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh.